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KSP Investigate Single Vehicle Fatal Collision on U.S 62

Date of News Release: 5/20/2017

Central City, KY (May 20, 2017) - The Kentucky State Police are investigating a two vehicle collision that resulted in fatal injuries on US 62, approximately two miles east of Central City.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 3:25 p.m., Rebekka Leach, 20, of Utica, KY, was operating a 2002 Buick LeSabre westbound on Everly Brothers Boulevard, when she lost control of the vehicle and crossed the center line into the path of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai was operated by Travis Pountious, 30, of Central City. Mr. Pountious, an adult passenger, Scarlett Sumner, 27, and a juvenile passenger, Lexie Rose, 7, were all taken to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the collision. Ms. Leach, the only occupant in the Buick, was pronounced deceased on the scene. All occupants of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts.

The collision is under investigation by Detective Luis Palmer who was assisted by Trooper Curtis Crick, Trooper Rob Austin, Trooper Jacob Stephens, Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, Central City Police Department, Central City Fire Department, Nelson Creek Fire Department, Muhlenberg County Emergency Medical Service, Muhlenberg County Coroner’s Office.

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